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supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
emanate - issue forth; come out
fissure - crevice; crack